Christmas

Comfy pillows, cosy blankets, and hot water bottles will make guests feel welcome

Preparing for Christmas with Independent Brands

When you think about getting your home ready for Christmas you normally think about getting the tree up and stocking the cupboards. But what about the rest of the house? If you are hosting Christmas or having people to stay over the festive period it’s a good idea to think beyond the tree and a […] Read more…

Gift Guide ; Thoughtful, ethical and sustainable gift guide

Thoughtful Gift Guide

Forget about the Black Friday madness and choose to slow down and make more conscious purchases this weekend. We are bombarded with messages encouraging us to buy more and more every day and this seems to get worse in the run-up to Christmas. But just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean that we can’t still buy with […] Read more…

Guide to shopping independently at online retailers this Christmas

Shop Independent This Christmas

Thinking of doing your shopping at small independent business this Christmas but don’t know where to start? I think we all know that Christmas is an important time of year for small independent businesses and your trade makes a huge difference to the families they support. Unlike shopping at large chains when you shop small […] Read more…

The three Rs of dealing with unwanted Christmas gifts to avoid them cluttering up your home

How To Deal With Unwanted Gifts

Whether it’s an ugly Christmas jumper or bath products in a scent you hate, we all receive unwanted gifts at some point. With Christmas round the corner, a few of you may find yourself with gifts you really don’t want and will never use. I don’t like stuff cluttering up my home and unwanted gifts just […] Read more…

The perfect dress for Christmas day. Super comfortable and covers any food belly you may have

The Final Outfit

I wasn’t planning on sharing another outfit before the end of the year, but couldn’t resist getting a couple of photos by the tree. I know it’s a total cliche but who cares Christmas trees are pretty. We’re fast approaching the big day itself. I have mixed feelings about the day itself. My husband is […] Read more…

6 simple steps to a mindful Christmas

6 Simple Steps To A Mindful Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, but it can also be one of the most stressful. With all the presents to buy, family visiting, feasts to cook and events to plan. It can be hard to switch off and enjoy the festive season. Practising mindfulness can be a great way to reduce stress and […] Read more…

How to have a more sustainable Christmas without any big changes

30 Tips For A More Sustainable Christmas

This Christmas more than ever I’m thinking about how I can make things a little more sustainable. I used to think it would be difficult to have a green and eco-friendly Christmas and make the day less enjoyable. But it turns out you can still enjoy Christmas as usual whilst being sustainable. So here are my […] Read more…

The best 5 lipsticks for those festive red lips

The Perfect Festive Red Lips: 5 Of The Best Red Lips

In my twenties used to avoid wearing red lipstick. I think it was partly down to having pale skin and dark hair, I didn’t want the snow white look. And also because I didn’t feel confident enough to rock a bold lip. A glamorous red lip always felt a little OTT. However now I’m in […] Read more…

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